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Because writing is a staple of formal education since the earliest levels, it can seem like a waste of time to reflect on how to create written artifacts documenting your research process. But we are here to implore you to focus on this practice as you enter 2023. Recording research is a process that is distinct from all other writing you have done. It goes beyond those notes you scribbled during inorganic chemistry labs, requiring you to document the justification for your experimental designs, concerns you have about prior results, etc.
This blog post was cowritten with my colleagues Drs. Joshua Alper and Ulf Schiller. Our fingers are crossed that our lived experience can help you identify changes, big and small, in your writing process that can lead to fruitful research gains this year.Post Contributor(s): Marian Kennedy,Ulf Schiller and Joshua Alper